A loan of $250 helped to purchase cotton fabric to maintain her sewing business.


Minerva's story

With working capital, Minerva’s sewing business will keep on growing and she will be able to offer good service and meet the increasing demand of her regular customer. Through the support of KIVA lenders, Minerva hopes soon to see changes in her family's quality of living and to see them moving forward out from poverty.

She is now requesting another ASHI loan through Kiva amounting of 10,000 PHP to purchase fabrics and to support her sewing business. The capital will fund further expansion of the family venture to support Minerva’s dreams for her children of completing college degrees and having a decent way of life.

Her long-term goal is to have a tailoring shop a year from now so that she can give opportunity of employment to others. Minerva aims to maintain a sustainable business over the long term.



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